Buccaneers in Somali Waters — But They’re Not Somalis

It is estimated that foreigners poach $300 million from Somali fisheries each year.  Somalia’s armed sailors extort about one-third that amount — $100 million — from the owners of captured ships.  So, who are the real pirates?

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Glen Ford is Executive Editor of Black Agenda Report.  Ford’s commentary was broadcast by Black Agenda Radio on 18 November 2008.  Click here to read the full transcript of the commentary.  Click here to support Black Agenda Report.